Automotive News for March 2012

Automotive News Archive

Chemetall Opens New Surface Treatment Plant in Chennai

Investment in state-of-the-art Indian facility designed to service thriving local automotive manufacturing market.

U.S. Industrial Production Unchanged in February

Declines in the output of automotive products, appliances, etc., only partly offset by gains in the production of both home electronics and miscellaneous goods.

OESA Releases March Supplier Barometer Report OESA Releases March Supplier Barometer Report

Latest survey reflects continued optimism among automotive supply base.

PMA Releases Positive March Business Conditions Report

Metalformers anticipate steady conditions over the short term, survey shows.

Dürr Reports 6,000th Painting Robot Sold Dürr Reports 6,000th Painting Robot Sold

Sale marks second major milestone in the manufacturer’s recent history.

Coventya Completes Acquisition of Molecular Technology Coventya Completes Acquisition of Molecular Technology

Purchase broadens Coventya's capabilities to include cataphoretic lacquers.

Debating the Wisdom of the Automotive Industry ‘Bailout’

Metal Finishing magazine recently asked various industry members if they thought that the automotive resurgence currently under way would have been possible without the U.S. government’s intervention. What followed was a spirited, evenly divided debate.